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Beck + Pharrell = Mushy Synth Songs? Huh.

Hyperspace ends up being a frustrating record. Beck and Pharrell Williams produce two excellent songs, "Uneventful Days" and "Saw Lightning", but their other five tracks each leave something to be desired.

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Snoop Dogg: Bush

Occasional vocal overproduction keep Bush from being an absolute home run, but it’s too much of a catchy, feel-good record to really slight.

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Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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Adam Lambert: Trespassing

The one-time force of nature delivers his second disappointing album.

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N.E.R.D. - Best of N.E.R.D.

A "Best of" album only featuring songs from the band's first two albums? Yep, it's a former record label attempting to cash in; stay far away from this.

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Britney Spears: The Singles Collection

"'Sharing the same heart'? That's like some... Britney Spears sh*t, man!" -- Jay (Romany Malco) The 40 Year Old Virgin.

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Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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In Defense of Britney

There’s nothing but guilt surrounding Britney -- guilt for secretly enjoying “Gimme More”, guilt for tuning in to see what sort of trouble she’s gotten herself into today, guilt for not having the balls to use the word “misogyny“.

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Britney Spears: Blackout

Britney is reduced to a disembodied voice hung robotically over the top of these tracks, purring disinterestedly into a microphone until someone tells her to stop.


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